The Writer’s Chronicle Features Archive

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Article Date Author Name

A Conversation on Craft with Ursula K. Le Guin

March/April 2017

David Naimon

Towards a New Creative Writing Pedagogy

October/November 2016

Fred D'Aguiar

Ferguson, Whiteness as Default, & the Teaching of Creative Writing

October/November 2016

David Mura

In Our Way: Racism in Creative Writing

October/November 2016

Claudia Rankine

An Interview with William Least Heat-Moon

December 2015

William Naparsteck

The Quarrel with Ourselves: Robert Penn Warren’s “World of Action and Liability”

March/April 2015

Natasha Trethewey

The Master Craftsman: Function Follows Form in Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady

March/April 2015

Douglas Bauer

Ars Poetica and the Talking Cure: Poetry, Therapy, & the Quest to Create

October/November 2014

Lisa C. Krueger

Endlessly Branching: An Interview with Arthur Sze

September 2013

Andy Fogle

Shine in that Vivid Isolation: A Case Study of the Ghazal in the Contemporary American Lyric

May/Summer 2013

Tyler Mills

Balancing Craft & Commitment: Writing Political Fiction

March/April 2013

Rosellen Brown, Tracy Daugherty, & Ellen Meeropol

Imagination & Memory: An Interview with Afaa Michael Weaver

February 2013

Rafael Otto

The Postmodern Memoir

March/April 2012

Hugh Ryan

The Absence of Their Presence: Mythic Character in Fiction

December 2011

Steven Schwartz

Novel Anxiety: Notes from the Genre War Trenches

March/April 2011

Martha Cooley

Between Starshine & Clay:An Interview with Lucille Clifton

February 2011

Remica L. Bingham

Turning the Screws of Story Construction with Henry James

May/Summer 2010

Aimee Liu

Odds on Ends

February 2010

Molly Giles

Poetry & Ethics: Writing About Others

December 2009

Natasha Sajé

An Interview with Sheryl St. Germain

October/November 2009

Allison Schuette

How We Are Changed by the Rhythms of Poetry

September 2009

Karin de Weille

Sin's Entertainment: On Dante's Inferno

March/April 2009

Martha Cooley

Silence & Storytelling

February 2009

Alice Mattison

Elegy for Desire: Luis Omar Salinas 1937-2008

October/November 2008

Christopher Buckley

Machines Made Out of Words: Translating Function & the Translator's Function

October/November 2008

Tony Barnstone

The Interval in Writing: What Happens Between Pussycats & Thugs Does Not Stay Between Pussycats & Thugs

September 2008

Brian Baldi

The Meandering River: An Overview of the Subgenres of Creative Nonfiction

September 2008

Sue William Silverman

On Difficulty in Poetry

May/Summer 2008

Reginald Shepherd

My Touchstones

March/April 2008

Alan Cheuse

Aural Invention as Floral Splendor: Louis Zukofsky's Vision of Natural Beauty in 80 Flowers

February 2008

Leon Lewis

Beautiful Clarity: Jane Kenyon, Anna Akhmatova, and the Luminous Particular

September 2007

David Harbilas

Ouija, Canoe, Haiku: A Collaborative Inquiry into Collaborative Poetry

December 2006

Isaac Cates & Chad Davidson

An Interview with Rita Dove

October/November 2005

Elizabeth Alexander

Return to Sender: Memory, Betrayal, and Memoir

October/November 2005

Mark Doty

An Interview with Chang-rae Lee

May/Summer 2005

Sarah Anne Johnson

An Interview with Edward P. Jones

December 2004

Sherry Ellis

Peering at Privacy in Creative Nonfiction

September 2004

Kaylene Johnson

"Imp of Verbal Darkness": Poetry Hoaxes & the Postmodern Politic

December 2003

Rebecca Warner

An Interview with Ai

December 2003

Tomas Q. Morin

Writing and Moaning

December 2003

Alan Cheuse

An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

October/November 2003

Ramola D

The Treasure Trove of Metaphor: More on Poetry Anthologies

October/November 2003

Rachel Hadas

An Interview with Nick Hornby

February 2003

Tom DeMarchi

A Conversation with Dorothy Allison

October/November 2002

Renée Olander

Remembering Eudora Welty

October/November 2002

Richard Bausch

Poetry and Survival

September 2002

Gregory Orr

An Interview with Jayne Anne Phillips

May/Summer 2002

Sarah Anne Johnson

An Interview with Li-Young Lee

May/Summer 2002

Marie Jordan

The Muse in the News

February 2002

Andrew Ciofalo

"Tis Backed Like a Weasel": The Slipperiness of Metaphor

March/April 2001

Tony Hoagland

Bend Sinister: A Handbook for Writers

October/November 2000

Alice McDermott

From Long Shots to X-Rays: Distance & Point of View in Fiction Writing

September 2000

David Jauss

The Self as a Literary Construct

December 1999

Jocelyn Bartkevicius

An Interview with Mark Doty

March/April 1998

Dale Boyer

Rules & Reality in Fiction

May/Summer 1997

Ron Tanner

An Interview with Bharati Mukherjee

October/November 1995

Fred Bonnie

Reviewing Literary Citizenship

September 1995

Valerie Miner

Hypertext: Of Mouse & Man

October/November 1994

Sven Birkerts

An Interview with Mary Oliver

September 1994

Renee Olander

An Interview with Rosellen Brown

February 1994

Alexander Neubauer

Emily Dickinson, Madonna, Boomers, Busters, the Old Criterion, & the Next Millennium—

September 1993

Martin Schecter

The Great Ventriloquist Act: Gender and Voice in the Fiction Workshop

September 1993

Julie Brown

Literary Cross-Dressing

March/April 1990

Marianne Hauser

Rocks in Our Beds: A Dark Valentine to New England

September/October 1987

John Clellon Holmes

The Writer as Midwife

May 1987

Daniel Halpern

Whole Sight: Notes on New Black Fiction

February 1985

Charles Johnson

Tendril: A Brief History

February 1984

Mari Lonano

Solitude or Community: Writing As It is Taught

September 1980

Donald Justice

An Interview with Rikki Ducornet

December 2018

David Naimon

The Poet as Wounded Citizen

December 2018

Tony Hoagland

Virginia Woolf’s Capture of Consciousness

December 2018

Martha Cooley

An Interview with Charles Harper Webb

December 2018

Laurel Ann Bogen

The Contemporary American Novella & Its (Dis)contents

December 2018

John Keene

Strange Meetings: The Problems of Poetry, Representation, & War

December 2018

Paisley Rekdal

Applying the Techniques of Modern Magical Realism

December 2018

Boak Ferris

A Conversation with Richard Hoffman

October/November 2018

Renée Olander

The Ram in the Thicket: Midrash and the Contemporary Creative Writer

October/November 2018

Marjorie Sandor

Remembering Lucie Brock-Broido

October/November 2018

Marie Howe, Sumita Chakraborty, Kathy Fagan, & Dorothea Lasky

An Interview with Inara Verzemnieks

October/November 2018

Sarah Stephens

Intensifications of Life: The Radical Narratives of Robert Frost and Robinson Jeffers

October/November 2018

Brian Brodeur

Beloved “Yous” In the News: Juliana Spahr’s This Connection of Everyone with Lungs

October/November 2018

Ruth Williams

Atmospheric Pressure: Using Setting to Create Atmosphere and Emotions

October/November 2018

Sarah Van Arsdale

What These Ithakas Mean: Some Thoughts About Metaphor and Questing

September 2018

Tony Hoagland

Process & Spirit

September 2018

George Saunders

The Mission of the Evangelical Poet: An Interview with Richard Blanco

September 2018

William Walsh

At the Highest Point of Tension: The Art of the Artful Pause

September 2018

Jeff P. Jones

Do you have to be one to write about one? Writing About Others

September 2018

Ian King

Ageless: An Interview with Jacqueline Woodson

September 2018

Padma Venkatraman

Buddy Up Or Learning (More) From Chekhov

September 2018

Debra Spark

An Interview with Lydia Millet

May/Summer 2018

Susan DeFreitas

On the Value of Science and Art

May/Summer 2018

Tracy Daughterty

Looking Straight in the Eyes: Thoughts on the Political Poem

May/Summer 2018

William Wenthe

An Interview with David Biespiel

May/Summer 2018

Judith Pulman

From Screen to Page: A critical Introduction to Cinepoetics

May/Summer 2018

Michael Marberry

Parsing Elfland: Style and Syntax in World-Building

May/Summer 2018

Jonathan Helland

On Bad Behavior

May/Summer 2018

Amber Caron

Letting Language Shimmer: An Interview with Margaret Gibson

March/April 2018

Edward A. Dougherty

Sound Thinking in Lyric Poetry

March/April 2018

Cynthia Hogue

Talking China with Michael Meyer

March/April 2018

John Coyne

Lingering in the Mundane: Adjectives and Endings in the Poetry of Barbara Ras

March/April 2018

Eric Smith